Carbon Steel Tube Specifications

SAE/AMS Specifications

SAE-J356 Welded Flash Controlled Low Carbon Steel Tubing Normalized for Bending. Double Flaring and Beading.
Covers normalized electric resistance welded tube ID flash-controlled .005" to .010" manipulative quality.
SAE-J524 Seamless Low Carbon Steel Tubing Annealed for Bending and Flaring.
Covers cold drawn seamless JIC hydraulic line tubing.
SAE-J525 Welded and Drawn Low Carbon Steel Tubing Annealed for Bending and Flaring.
Covers welded and drawn JIC hydraulic line tubing.
SAE-J526 Welded Low Carbon Steel Tubing.
Covers annealed welded tube with ID flash-in for general automotive applications.
SAE-J527 Brazed Double Wall Carbon Steel Tubing.
Covers copper brazed double wall low carbon steel tube intended for general automotive applications and other similar uses. Suitable for bending, forming and double flaring.
SAE-J529 Fuel Injection Tubing.
Covers low carbon steel tube specially manufactured for high pressure fuel injection lines for diesel engines.
AMS-5050 Seamless Annealed Low Carbon Steel Tube.
Covers cold drawn seamless JIC hydraulic line steel tubing for aircraft applications.
AMS-5062 Seamless Low Carbon Steel Tube.
Covers cold finished or hot finished seamless low carbon mechanical steel tube.
AMS-6360 Seamless SAE 4130 Alloy Steel Tubing.
Covers aircraft quality 4130 tube in condition N temper. Similar to MIL-T-6736 specification.
AMS-6365 Seamless SAE 4135 Alloy Steel Tubing.
Covers aircraft quality 4135 tube in condition N temper. Similar to MIL-T-6735 specification.
AMS-6371 Seamless SAE 4130 Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing.
Covers electric furnace grade magnaflux quality 4130 aircraft tube, either hot finished or cold finished, hardenable.
AMS-6372 Seamless SAE 4135 Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing.
Covers electric furnace grade magnaflux quality 4135 aircraft tube, either hot finished or cold finished, hardenable.
AMS-6381 Seamless SAE 4140 Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing.
Covers electric furnace grade magnaflux quality 4140 aircraft tube, either hot finished or cold finished, hardenable.
AMS-6415 Seamless SAF 4340 Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing.
Covers electric furnace grade magnaflux quality 4340 aircraft tube, either hot finished or cold finished, hardenable.

ASTM Specifications

A 53 Welded and Seamless Steel Pipe
A 161 Seamless Low-Carbon and Carbon-Molybdenum Steel Still Tubes for Refinery Service
A 106 Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service
A 178 Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel Boiler Tubes
A 120* Black and Hot-Dipped Zinc-Coaled (Galvanized)Welded and Seamless Steel Pipe for Ordinary Uses
A 179 Seamless Cold-Drawn Low-Carbon Steel Heat-Ex-Changer and Condenser Tubes
A 134 Electric-Fusion (Aro)-Welded Steel Plate Pipe (Sizes 16 in. and Over)
A 192 Seamless Carbon Steel Boiler Tubes for High-Pressure Service
A 135 Electric-Resistance-Welded Steel Pipe
A 199 Seamless Cold-Drawn Intermediate Alloy-Steel Heat-Exchanger and Condenser Tubes
A 139 Electric-Fusion (Arc)-Welded Steel Pipe (Sizes 4 in. and Over)
A 200 Seamless Intermediate Alloy-Steel Still Tubes for Refinery Service
A 209 Seamless Carbon-Molybdenum Alloy-Steel Boiler and Superheater Tubes
A 210 Seamless Medium-Carbon Steel Boiler and Superheater Tubes
A 211 Spiral-Welded Steel or Iron Pipe
A 213 Seamless Ferritic Chrome-Moly Alloy-Steel Boiler, Superheater, and Heat-Exchanger Tubes
A 214 Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger and Condenser Tubes
A 226 Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel Boiler and Superheater Tubes for High-Pressure Service
A 250 Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Molybdenum Alloy-Steel Boiler and Superheater Tubes
A 252 Welded and Seamless Steel Pipe Piles
A 254 Copper Brazed Steel Tubing
A 333 Seamless and Welded Steel Pipe for Low-Temperature Service
A 334 Seamless and Welded Carbon and Alloy-Steel Tubes for Low-Temperature Service
A 335 Seamless Ferritic Alloy Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service
A 370 Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A 381 Metal-Arc Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Transmission Service
A 405 Seamless Ferritic Alloy-Steel Pipe Specially Heat Treated for High-Temperature Service
A 422 Butt Welds in Still Tubes for Refinery Service
A 423 Seamless and Electric Welded for Low Alloy Steel Tubes
A 450 General Requirements for Carbon, Ferritic Alloy, and Austenitic Alloy Steel Tubes
A 498 Seamless and Welded Carbon, Ferritic, and Austenitic Alloy Steel Heat-Exchanger Tubes with Integral Fins
A 500 Cold-Formed Welded and Seamless Carbon Steel Structural Tubing in Rounds and Shapes
A 501 Hot-Formed Welded and Seamless Carbon Steel Structural Tubing
A 512 Cold-Drawn Buttweld Carbon Steel Mechanical Tubing (CDBW). Covers carbon steel mechanical tube manufactured from hot strip by the hot continuous weld process and subsequently cold drawn. Standard grades for CDBW are 1010, 1012 or 1020 depending upon various factors.
A 513 Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon and Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing (ERW-DOM). Covers carbon and alloy steel mechanical tube manufactured by cold forming and electric resistance welding of hot rolled or cold rolled strip. Type 1 covers As-Welded HREW, Type 2 covers As-Welded CREW Roth HREW and CREW usually are supplied in 1010 grade. Type 5 covers welded and drawn-over-mandrel (DOM) tube. DOM usually is supplied in 1020 or 1026 grade.
A 519 Seamless Steel Mechanical Tubing (CDS or HFS). Covers carbon and alloy steel mechanical tube manufactured by the seamless process (extruded or pierced) followed by hot finishing or cold finishing. Chemistry and dimensional tolerances are the controlling factors. Supplemental requirements are available on special order basis. Although many grades are listed, grades 1016, 1026, 4130 and 4140 are the most common for distributor stock.
A 106 Seamless Carbon Steel Mechanical Tubing (HFS). The applicable portions of this seamless carbon steel pipe specification establish chemistry and property limits for large OD heavy wall mechanical tube sizes not covered by ASTM-A-519 specification.
A 520 Supplementary Requirements for Seamless and ERW Carbon Steel Tubular Products for High-Temperature Service Conforming to ISO Recommendations for Boiler Construction
A 523 Plain End Seamless and Electric-Resistance-Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Pipe-Type Cable Circuits
A 524 Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe forA tmospheric and Lower Temperatures
A 530 General Requirements for Specialized Carbon Steel and Alloy Pipe
A 539 Electric-Resistance-Welded Coiled Steel Tubing for Gas and Fuel Oil Lines
A 556 Seamless Cold-Drawn Carbon Steel Feedwater Heater Tubes
A 557 Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel Feedwater Heater Tubes
A 587 Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel Pipe for the Chemical Industry
A 589 Seamless and Welded Carbon Steel Water Well Pipe
A 618 Hot-Formed Welded and Seamless High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Tubing
A 655 Special Requirements for Pipe and Tubing for Nuclear and Other Special Applications
A 671 Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures
A 672 Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Service at Moderate Temperatures
A 691 Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe, Electric-Fusion-Welded for High-Pressure Service at High Temperatures
A 692 Seamless Medium Strength Carbon-Molybdenum Alloy-Steel Roller and Superheater Tubes
A 700 Rec. Practice for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Domestic Shipment
* Specification A 120 has been discontinued and superseded by A 53.

The information and data presented herein are typical or average values and are not a guarantee of maximum or minimum values. Applications specifically suggested for material described herein are made solely for the purpose of illustration to enable the reader to make his own evaluation and are not intended as warranties, either express or implied, of fitness for these or other purposes.

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